Located in the heart of beautiful and quiet Xian, of the Shaanxi province of China, the bell tower and the drum tower are practically the symbols of the city. Offering an incredible view of Xian, the tower sits at the city center since it was put up in 1380 during the Ming Dynasty.
So named after the drum that is placed at the heart of the building that is played indicating the end of the day the Drum tower is a fascinating icon from the past. On the first floor of the drum tower there are many large, decorated drums hung with intricate Chinese writing carved on them. The legend has it that these have been carved in to the drums for good fortune.
These drums are only displayed here and visitors are required to stay well out of their reach. Fascinated by drums enough to see a drum museum? Well that’s exactly the drum tower offers. A drum museum that contains drum dating back to thousands of years ago. What more do you expect than a drum performance which is held at this premises every day for the viewing pleasure of its visitors. Too much drums and history yet? Well then climb to the top of the tower and you will understand the fascination of the tower. The view of the city from the top is breathtaking and an experience not to be missed. The panoramic view of the surroundings is well worth the climb.
Accommodation in Xian is available in many forms. Citadines Central Xi’an offers Xian accommodation that is affordable and state of the art. These serviced apartments Xian are furnished in modern luxuries and offers all convinces of a star class hotel only with a little more privacy and space. So if you want to experience the best of Xian at your own pace residing at the Citadines would allow you to do so, while also pampering you with 24 hour on call services, entertainment and security.
So rest, relax, catch up on some snooze, fall in love the eastern part of the world or simply listen to the drum tower at a distance while you reside in your own piece of heaven.